Senior Staff Concept Artist
The Sony Santa Monica Studio is hiring for an unannounced new IP!
We are an open and creative environment that strives to make the best games in the industry. Join us as we embark on our next project!
Overall, the position of Senior Concept Artist is expected to partner with the organization to:
Is a contributor to the development of the artistic techniques and processes utilized to define and achieve a product's visual style or encourage artistic evolution within the studio. This entails expanding methods to improve the production pipeline, tools, systems and visual integrity
Maintains the artistic goals and vision through all phases of the game development cycle from pre-production through final product release. This entails ensuring visual development assets are of the highest artistic quality and uphold the integrity of the games design and artistic vision of the game as a whole
Maintain a good knowledge of the games design to facilitate communication and enable early identification of issues
Undertakes research and information gathering prior to the commencement of a new task to ensure game design needs, reference materials, artistic direction and technological considerations are effectively managed to meet defined goals
Facilitates requests or information needs regarding any aspect of the visual development creation process as requested
Capable of resolving a range of complex artistic development issues for both artists as well as other team members
Actively improves skill set and abilities by keeping aware of industry trends and techniques, evaluating competitive products, learning new software packages and traditional art methods.
Possess strong time management and prioritization skills. This entails collaborating with the Production group to coordinate task lists to ensure assignments are progressing as expected according to schedules, milestones and overall project goals
Clearly communicate updates and properly escalate concerns to the appropriate team member(s) and manager(s)
Strong traditional fine art skills, training and production experience (illustration, painting, human anatomy, organic forms, color theory, perspective, 2D & 3D design)
Proficient in the use of Photoshop/Painter as well as traditional painting/rendering techniques. Understanding of the fundamentals of 3D packages a plus.
Familiarity with video game product development including, but not limited to workflow, tools, limits of technology, matte painting, color keys, character turnarounds, story board, marketing material, graphic design, HUD/UI design experience desirable
Some previous or next-gen video game platform experience is desirable (e.g. PS2, PS3, X-box, X-box 360 etc.)
Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
At least 3 + years of industry or related experience
1 or more published titles considered a strength
Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or equivalent
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) is responsible for keeping PlayStation growing and thriving in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Based in Foster City, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America Inc.
It is SCEA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. SCEA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. SCEA also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees.
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